another newbie question

Peter Otten __peter__ at
Sun Nov 14 16:03:23 CET 2010

otenki wrote:

> Hello Pythonistas!
> I'm trying to get floating point division to work; I'm using Python
> 2.6.5. When I enter 'from _future_ import division' at the command
> line, I get the ImportError, no module named _future_. How can I
> rectify this?

You need two leading/trailing underscores, not one:

>>> 1/2
>>> from __future__ import division
>>> 1/2

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